Last night I noticed a dark spot just above my hip. I tried to wipe it away but it had some mass. Then as I removed it with my fingers it started to move in my hand! Yup, it ws a tick. It appeared that I got it all but I still made my way to the CCH to get it checked out.
This is what I pulled outta me last night…little bugger.
Luckily it appears it wasn’t there long and I managed to get it all. They still gave me some antibiotics(1 pill) that helps prevent Lyme disease. These little bugs are almost always infected with the virus so if you pull one out or find out buried in the skin get to emerg right away.
Put it in a bag and bring it with you so they can see what was in or on you. They actually kept it and will be sending it to the EOHU for testing.
One of the new Allaire house rules after a day outside or any time spent in the bush on our property we will be checking for ticks as we come into the house. We’re lucky this didn’t end with one completely buried and I hope this helps keep other vigiliant since these bugs are nothing to take lightly and they literally come out of nowhere.